C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Aurora University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
Website

Aurora University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Aurora University

Cost

Net Price
$18,082/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,664/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,056/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,455/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,219/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,671/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,132Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Involved students, supportive staff, successful
    34%
  • Average
    17%
  • Student-Athlete
    17%
  • Bored
    14%
  • Intelligent
    10%
  • Terrible. Third rate teachers. Waste of money.
    3%
  • Undetermined
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
55%
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.59 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Comfortable, inclusive, driven for success
    64%
  • Relaxed
    21%
  • Small. Boring. Can't wait to graduate.
    9%
  • Stress. confused. want to cry.
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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Aurora University Reviews

612 reviews
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I rated Aurora University a 3 out of 5 overall. As far as athletics, some of the coaches from the athletic department are more concerned with the drama between the students than actually doing their job. The actual athletes on the other hand have obvious talent on every sports team here! I can tell that the school does try to make the campus food tasty and do different things but I give the food a 1/5, I'm someone that loves to cook and eat and the food here isn't the best to me. On the other hand the professors are amazing and seem to really care for the success of their students. As far as diversity, the school is pretty diverse but there has been some racism issues. The dorms are really nice and keep a clean look and really feel like a home away from home! Safety on campus definitely is not a problem here. Campus safety does there job very well!
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I'm an incoming freshman and I recently went to the orientation which was very impressive and extremely organized; however, I had a major issue while registering for classes... I took AP Chemistry during high school with plans on getting credit for college general chemistry so I could take Organic as a freshman. Aurora is refusing to give me credit for general chemistry (which is unheard of -- the whole point of AP classes are to get college credit for the respective entry level class). This 3-star rating is solely based on my experience at orientation.
Aurora University has taught me so many things already! Academically I have learned a lot but also I have learned to be a part of such a positive community. Aurora university is the most positive turning point in my life. I have enjoyed every second of being at this amazing four-year university